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  • The SLA 2021 Call for Posters is open now! Deadline to submit - June 1st at 5:00pm ET We invite you to submit an abstract for a poster session to be held during SLA's Annual Conference on August 3rd-13th. Submissions within any topic relevant to librarians and information professionals are welcome. Both SLA members and non-members are invited ...

  • Seen on another list: < https://uiowa.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/medical-and-academic-library-outreach-coordinator-12171?et=K3umrLG1 > Excerpt: This is a specified term position dependent on grant funding, with an expected end date of April 30, 2026. Remote applications will be accepted, although employees will be expected to reside ...

  • Seen on another list...A tragedy from a biological and life sciences collection standpoint, and in general: 'The damage is total': fire rips through historic South African library and plant collection University of Cape Town risks losing 'irreplaceable' historical material on anthropology, ecology and politics. < https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01045-4?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&utm_campaign=81889634d4-briefing-dy-20210420&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9dfd39373-81889634d4-45969386 ...

  • Posted by Elizabeth Winiarz, Retired Science Librarian, UMass Dartmouth. Please excuse any duplication. We are pleased to announce that New England Science Bootcamp for Librarians will host a low cost virtual conference on June 9, 2021, from 12:00 pm 4pm. The conference topic is Climate ...

  • AAHSL is announcing two programs a leadership training program and a leadership scholarship focusing on librarians to want to pursue those leadership roles. NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program 5 fellows are chosen each year to learn more about the knowledge and skills needed to become an AHSL director. This program is for those interested ...

  • DBIO is pleased to announce that we are co-sponsoring a Diversity & Inclusion Speaker series for science and medical librarians with the Diversity & Inclusion committee of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association. The next speaker will be gerontologist Dr. Tracey Gendron discussing age-related exclusions and invalidations for all ...

  • The University of Kentucky Medical Center Library is hiring for two Health Sciences Librarians. Please consider applying. The position description can be viewed here: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/322308 I am happy to answer any questions about the position. ------------------------------ Valerie Perry 2020 SLA Board Director Interim Head of ...

  • Greetings, y'all! Do you have news about publications, promotions, presentations, awards, or major projects to share? No news too small! Send your announcements for the next issue of BIOFEEDBACK to  forms.gle/6qYn4bhVJY4gbsJm9 by 5pm Central Time on Monday, March 1, 2021. Apologies for the short turnaround time! Cheers, RB ------------------------------ ...

  • [The usual apologies for cross-posting.-nrc] Liaison Librarian for Engineering Do you have a background in engineering? Are you excited at the prospect of working with a new program with a strong interdisciplinary focus? Boston College seeks a Liaison Librarian for Engineering to work with the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and ...

  • Please share this information about Iowa City Darwin Day with all who would be interested! These talks are free and open to the public. Friday, February 12, 12:00 pm CST Evolution of Brain Pathways for Vocal Learning and Spoken Language Erich D. Jarvis, The Rockefeller University  REGISTER HERE Professor Erich Jarvis  directs the Laboratory ...

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  • KYSLA Speaker Series

    KYSLA Speaker Series—Rebecca Jones

    When: May 14, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Rebecca Jones focuses on planning, problem-solving, organizational design, and leadership coaching. A highly sought-after facilitator, Rebecca’s reputation for designing consultative, participatory sessions that result in workable solutions has been proven while serving clients in Canada and the US in the library, non-profit and corporate sectors.

    Rebecca has led and facilitated over 100 planning and organizational design projects with clients from small, volunteer-run non-profits to large research university libraries. Rebecca also teaches professional development courses for the Southern Ontario Library Services’ Advancing Public Library Leadership (APLL), is program lead of BC InterLINK’s Library Leadership Excellence and Development Institute (LLEAD) and was a Mentor for the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute.

    Prior to founding Dysart & Jones with her business partner Jane Dysart in 1992, Rebecca spent 8 years as Manager, Information Services, Records Management and Technology Training with Imperial Oil Ltd.

    One of Rebecca’s distinctive approaches is to maintain what she calls the “organizational edge” by joining organizations as an employee. This allows her to live the operational and organizational realities of her clients and factor these realities into her consulting work.

    She was honored to be the Director of Branch and Neighborhood Services at Brampton Library from 2015 to 2018 and the Director of the Professional Learning Centre at the University of Toronto Faculty of Information (iSchool) from 2004 to 2008.

    Rebecca holds an MLS, is a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association, a recipient of the Dow Jones Leadership Award, and received Ontario’s Public Librarian of the Year Award and Canada’s Award for Outstanding Service to Librarianship in 2015.

  • Join Our SLA Sierra Nevada Community

    Hello SLA Members, 
    Feel free to attend our Community meeting on March 11, 2021.
    Meet the community members and learn about our community and the type of programs we host. 

    When- March 11, 2021 [5:00 PM PT]

    Meeting ID: 951 6038 2202
    Passcode: 603616

  • Your SLA New England 2021 board

    2021 SLA NE Board:

    • President – Edee Edwards
    • President-elect – Kathy Berger
    • Past President – Kayleigh Bohemier
    • Secretary – Melissa Gough
    • Treasurer – Joan Cunningham
    • Communications – Gauri Govil
    • Programming Chairs – Khalilah Gambrell and Ann Cullen
    • Archivist – Susan McGovern
    • Student Relations Chair – Kelli Costello